PHILIPSBURG:---The focus of Rotary for the month of September is basic education and literacy.
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle have for the first time on St. Maarten introduced the Andy and Elmer Literacy Project. This was a pilot project that has been well received with young students.
Andy and Elmer' s Apple Dumpling Adventure is a delightful story of a young entrepreneur named Andy, who with the help of a mysterious voice providing guidance and support, learns the value of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and partnership that benefit everyone involved.
This wonderful book was designed to teach the four-way test to children in the 1st to 4th grades. It is a direct implication on Rotary's focus on future generations, being a friend of education and an example to the youth.
The Andy and Elmer activity books were introduced to Players Development and children at the Philipsburg Library, each child was given an activity book and a 4 Way Test bookmark. We read the book individually with each child, they enjoyed the story and enjoyed the activities in the book which included a crossword, word search, dot to dot and more, all pictures in the book the children were able to color. The children at Players Development were thrilled to learn the 4 Way Test as they have just been approved to set up a Rotary Early Act Club.